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George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Assault- * ETA *has to give up his guns and wear ankle braclet , allegedly choked gf days before

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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Zimmerman was told today he must surrender his guns in order to get out of jail following his arrest for the alleged aggravated assault of his girlfriend.

A Florida judge set bond at $9,000 and Zimmerman's lawyers said they expect him to get out of jail Wednesday.

He must also wear an electronic monitoring device and have no contact with his girlfriend.

Zimmerman stood expressionless as the judge explained that there is probable cause in his case and a bead of sweat trickled down his face as the judge explained the conditions for his release.

The state attorney said that the victim, identified by police as Zimmerman's girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, said there was a prior domestic violence incident a week-and-a-half ago that involved "a choking."

The victim also said that Zimmerman has threatened to commit suicide, saying he "had nothing to lose," the state attorney said.

"She is in fear for her safety," the state attorney said of the victim. The victim asked for "no contact and no return."

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His arraignment will be Jan. 7, 2014.

Jeff Dowdy, chief of Seminole County Public Defender's Office, is Zimmerman's new attorney. In a news conference after the hearing, he told reporters it was "too early to say if it's a meltdown but we'll find out."

Assistant public defender Daniel Megaro said he was "confident" Zimmerman will be acquitted. He said the allegation that Zimmerman has been suicidal was "news to us."

He also said that Zimmerman has maintained his innocence.

"Of course he's sorry for what happened, but he's maintaining his innocence," the attorney said.

They attorneys said they did not see anything in Zimmerman's behavior that caused any immediate concern for his safety or that he would be a danger to anybody else.

Before the hearing, Dowdy told reporters that Zimmerman is "indigent" and about $2.5 million in debt.

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George Zimmerman Under Arrest Again

When asked how Zimmerman was doing after a night in jail, Dowdy said, "He's upset. He's calm, but he's upset. He wants to go home."

Zimmerman, 30, was arrested Monday after a "domestic disturbance" with his girlfriend. He now faces a felony charge of aggravated assault and the lesser charges of battery domestic violence and criminal mischief.

Zimmerman's girlfriend, who the Seminole County Sheriff's Office identified as Samantha Scheibe, told a 911 dispatcher that the incident began when the former neighborhood watch captain grew upset during an argument and brandished a weapon at her.

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"He's in my house, breaking all my s--- because I asked him to leave," Scheibe told the dispatcher. "He's got a freaking gun breaking all my stuff right now."

Scheibe said Zimmerman then pushed her out the home that they have shared ever since Zimmerman became estranged with his wife and locked her out. Authorities said when they arrived Scheibe gave them keys to the home, and that they had to push through obstacles by the door to get in.

"When we arrived, the victim indicated that she and George Zimmerman were having a verbal dispute and at that time she alleged that he had broken a table and pointed a long-barrel shotgun at her," Seminole County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said at a news conference.

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George Zimmerman Involved in Domestic Dispute

However, Zimmerman tells a different tale. He told police in a separate 911 call that she instigated the incident.

"My girlfriend has ... for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me," said Zimmerman while police knocked on the door trying to speak with him.

"The police is already there and so why are you calling? What happened?" the dispatcher asked.

Zimmerman replied, "I just want everyone to know the truth."

George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Assault of Girlfriend

Zimmerman asked to speak with an officer on the phone. He was unarmed when police got to him and "rather passive," Lemma said. He offered no resistance and was taken into custody. He is being held without bond and if a judge decides to let him go free, authorities have requested that he once again be outfitted with an electronic monitoring device.

Late Monday night police were seen removing what looked like evidence from the home.

Zimmerman became a controversial figure when he shot and killed unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. He was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.

Zimmerman conceded he shot and killed Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012, but maintained he fired in self-defense. His acquittal caused widespread anger.  

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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM

 

APOPKA, Fla. —George Zimmerman has been arrested in a domestic dispute involving his "girlfriend," law enforcement said.

He was being taken to the Seminole County Jail on Monday afternoon.

He was arrested near the intersection of Topfield Court and Bonnie Drive in Apopka.



Read more: http://www.wesh.com/trayvon-martin-extended-coverage/george-zimmerman-arrested-for-domestic-violence/-/14266478/23030620/-/mum7eh/-/index.html#ixzz2l1Y7DlWb
caito
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Goodness.

SuzCahn
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

 He needs to find God, in a serious way!

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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 something is wrong with this guy

T-HoneyLuv
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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Too bad that fucking animal isn't locked up behind bars....yet.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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 He definately belongs in a CAGE

Quoting T-HoneyLuv:

Too bad that fucking animal isn't locked up behind bars....yet.

 

lilbit53009
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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wow shocker...this guy is dangerous

Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Saw that coming.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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I just saw this on my FB feed.

All I can do is laugh.

In all seriousness, though, he is going to kill again some day.

Then what..................let him walk again and again and again.

This man is a walking time bomb and 12 people put him back on the street.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

George Zimmerman has been arrested and is en route to the Seminole County Jail, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger.

It's not clear what happened or what crime he's accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested today and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford.

He said more information would be available shortly.

WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend.

The Sheriff's Office, in a short news release, reported that the agency had arrested Zimmerman after being called to a disturbance on Topfield Court in western Seminole County near Apopka.

Link is HERE.

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